From the Humboldt Bay Harbor Working Group:

Re-establishing Humboldt Bay as a Port of Regional and National Significance

Eureka–The Humboldt Bay Harbor Working Group’s monthly luncheon for January will be held Wednesday, February 26th.

This month’s guest speaker will be Larry Oetker, Executive Director of the Humboldt Bay, Harbor, Recreation, and Conservation District.  The Harbor District is working with its other governmental partners [Humboldt County, City of Eureka, Humboldt Bay Municipal Water District (HBMWD), and Samoa Peninsula Community Services District (SPCSD)] to re-establish the Samoa Peninsula as a regional economic hub.  As part of these efforts the District has identified critical industries, infrastructure, and properties which should be acquired, maintained, upgraded, and developed so that we can be prepared to attract and maintain modern, clean, green and sustainable coastal dependent industries.

Some, but not all, of the critical infrastructure include the industrial water line, proposed sewer mainline from Fairhaven to Town of Samoa wastewater treatment plant, Vance Avenue road right of way, 1 ½ ocean outfall, water storage tanks, docks, fire suppression pumps, tanks and lines, access easements, power substations and transmission facilities, dredge material dewatering basins and pumping lines between the bay and proposed USACOE nearshore disposal site.

The Working Group’s monthly lunch program has been focused on the development of the Port of Humboldt Bay as an international seaport. During 2018, the presentations were directed to envisioning the Harbor as an international seaport. Last year in 2019, the presentations were dedicated to learning what can be done to make it happen.  This year the presentations will be dedicated to advance making it happen.

Chicken Fried Steak is on the menu this month! The Group’s luncheons are held on the last Wednesday of each month.  The luncheon is a “no host” event at $16, and soup and salad is available for $12.  Lunch starts being served at noon; and the presentation starts around 12:30.

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